Club Rush inspires students to get involved (14 photos)

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Glenda Marshall

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Senior Lauren Sohasky registers for a club while talking to senior Trevor Kirby during Club Rush on Tuesday. Credit: Megan Kearney/The Foothill Dragon Press.

Senior Lauren Sohasky registers for a club while talking to senior Trevor Kirby during Club Rush on Tuesday. Credit: Megan Kearney/The Foothill Dragon Press.

Plenty of recruiting took place in the quad today as clubs reached out to students at Foothill’s annual Club Rush.

With pens in hand, students navigated the booths and signed up for clubs that suited them best.

During Club Rush, clubs staff tables where they can advertise their purposes and goals to other students.

Students already involved in a particular club stood near by to give extra information and answer questions.

To help gain more publicity, many clubs offered incentives like candy or cookies to students who signed up.

Although not every club had a table, there was plenty of diversity and a great deal of options to choose from.

Junior Tim Barone was impressed with the variety of clubs.

“I’ve been to Ventura High and I’ve been to Buena, but neither of them have as many options for clubs as we do. They won’t even let them have some clubs at other schools. Foothill is amazing.”

Among the favorites this year was Political Action & Awareness Club, or PAAC, for those who enjoy discussing politics. Culinary Arts Club attracted a relatively large crowd as well.

“Culinary Arts Club had cookies which were pretty enticing” sophomore Cali Mahoney said.

Kiwins, a group geared to increase teen involvement in their community while building confidence and leadership skills, was also very popular.

“Members of Kiwins will, ideally, participate in multiple community service projects and just come together as a whole,” junior Emily Park said.

This club is a great opportunity for Foothill students who are required to complete 75 hours of  community service by the time they graduate.

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors may have noticed that the club previously known as Habakkuk is now known as Embrace.

“We just translated it from Hebrew to English,” senior Eileen Miramontez said.

Clubs are also beneficial for teachers.

“As a teacher, clubs give me the opportunity to hang out with students outside of class and get to know them on a personal level” physical education teacher Emily Stevens said.

For everyone on the Foothill campus Club Rush is a great opportunity to find ways to become more active in the school. In addition, it gives students the chance to find a place where they feel at home and welcome.

Assistant Principal Bobbi Powers agrees.

“Clubs are a place where kids can go that interests them while getting them involved. It gives them a place to be,” she said.

Credit: Megan Kearney & Bridget Parrino for The Foothill Dragon Press.

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